Events


WLOY Goes Up A Volt

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s not every day that the station can afford to make a big audio chain upgrade. Today’s the day! Going live today we have a brand new Omnia Volt HD in the station. It’s kind of a big deal for us to join the commercial radio world and install a higher end audio processor. It’s almost like we’re taking ourselves seriously. OK, maybe not.

But we really hope you like the new sound – fuller, cleaner, louder and maybe just a hint of cardamom. Let us know what you think of the new sound and listen in as we dial up some more custom tweaks and just keep sounding better. Audio processing can make a huge difference in the WLOY sound and we really would like your feedback (sorry… bad audio pun – ouch double pun!) on how we sound with the new Volt in place. Leave a comment or hit us up on social media.



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Matt Muirhead

Saturday, May 16th, 2020 by The Professor

This week we bring in local artist, instrument maker and musician Matt Muirhead. When asked for a bio, he presented this: “Matt Muirhead is a lover of Baltimore, a lover of cats and a painter of both.” It doesn’t mention his making of kalimbas, pairing with McKenzie to form the band Canopy, which opened our Honfest stage several times, his crankies and many other tidbits. You can listen to his previous Studio Seizure episode to learn more. In this Quarantine Takeover Matt is wandering back to the 1980s and exploring Japanese ambient music because he can. Tune in Tuesday at 7pm and enjoy!

You can find Matt and some of his creations on Instagram @mattmuirheadartist @bmorepuppets @muirheadmusic or on his website www.mattmuirhead.co (more…)



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Breakforth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 by The Professor

This week’s Quarantine Takeover show is hosted by bassist, lead singer and former WLOY DJ Matt Weitzel! Breakforth is a Hard Rock/Post Grunge band with Heavy Metal influences from Baltimore, Maryland. Driving the heart of Breakforth is the chest thumping, gut busting, drum work of Seth Champness Smith. This is complimented by the catchy, yet hard hitting, and unapologetic guitars of Paul Gambichler. Rounding out Breakforth is the rock solid bass grooves and powerful, melodic vocals of Matt Weitzel. The most important thing to us is the music. Our never ending goal is to Breakforth from the norm and bring to the table music that moves people physically and emotionally and lyrics that can inspire others just as our heroes have inspired us. So prepare to jam with one of the hardest rocking bands in the Baltimore music scene. Matt’s going heavy with the show as you can guess, but he’s a pro – currently working at a hard rock FM station here in town that you can find between 97-99 on the dial πŸ™‚ What’s he going to play you ask? That seems like a spoiler so you’ll have to click to see more if you want. Better yet, listen in to find out why he picked these tracks and what’s up with the band! (more…)



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Senior Stories – Share Yours

Sunday, May 10th, 2020 by The Professor

Seniors please share your stories! WLOY is gathering senior stories to play and share with the whole community. Your fellow seniors Stefan Joyce and James Fallon are making remote audio recordings of as many classmates as they can reach. Please reach out to them as soon as you can to make a recording of your own – they can use a lot of different methods based on whatever is convenient for you. Share your memories of Loyola, shout-outs to classmates, tips for quarantine, favorite teachers or classes, great adventures or experiences, study abroad, etc… You’ve been through a remarkable experience this year and we know it’s been incredibly hard to not have a big in-person event to send you off into the world, so we’re hoping that this might give you a chance to share your unique perspective with everyone. It won’t take more than 10-15 minutes and we will collect them for airplay and sharing via WLOY’s social media and website. You can email Stefan spjoyce@loyola.edu or James directly jwfallon@loyola.edu to set up your chat time. We’d love to hear and share your stories! Thanks and stay safe everyone!

You can listen to shows you may have missed on our broadcasts in the Senior Stories Archive.



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Quarantine Takeover Show – Lockemy

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 by The Professor

Welcome to the first of our new series of Quarantine Takeover shows! We were inspired by our semi-regular Studio Seizure shows on Monday nights combined with the magic of quarantined lockdown to create something new. While the Studio Seizure normally has an artist or band coming into the station and being interviewed while they select all the music for an hour, it just isn’t practical in a time of social distancing and campus closures. So… we decided to let the artists REALLY take over and send us a complete 1 hour show with their influences, favorite bands, musicians you really should hear and (as a bonus) some of their own music and inspirations. We asked around and we have a lot of great local artists building shows for us now and we may just keep this going long after lockdown is lifted in 2028, or whenever. So, without further ado… our first Quarantine Takeover show will be airing Tuesday at 7pm presented by Lockemy and featuring:

Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing – Atlantic Records
Silverchair – Point of View – Sony Music
Lockemy – In One Place – Self
Incubus – Dig – Island
Depeche Mode – Precious – A Whole Bunch
Andrew Belle – Dark Matter – Collide
Lockemy – The Fog – Self
Seal – Colour – ZTT Records
Beck – Heart is a Drum – Geffen
Lockemy – Little Things – Self
Mutemath – Equals – Warner Brothers
Young The Giant – Mind Over Matter – Fueled By Ramen
Lockemy – Just Maybe – Self

Lockemy has a smart social media mind and keeps it simple so whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok or Twitter you just search for Lockemyofficial and you’ll find him!

If you missed it, the show is in our archives!



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Voices of COVID-19 Student Project

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 by The Professor

Students in Professor Glick’s Radio Storytelling class started this semester with the plan to create a series of pieces focusing on different voices of Loyola and then a series of community voices. Then… things changed…a lot. When faced with the rapid changes and working from home, Professor Glick reoriented the class to tell their stories from where they were. So while we still have voices of Loyola, they are now voices from around the country and community. Listen in as the students report on healthcare providers, businesses, shopping, graduation and much more. Huge kudos to the students and Professor Glick from turning chaos into a fantastic set of voices and reports from around the country.

Anchors: Alex Mitsopoulos (’22) & Julianna Capuano (’22)
Executive Producers: Ryan Whitley (’21) & Bridgett Ballard (’20)
Reporters: Justin Strott (’21), Caroline Suozzi (’22), Emma Toomey (’21), Gabriella Pirisino (’21), Dominika Ortonowski (’20), Caroline Pierno (’20), Madeline Buscone (’21), Rachel Hoos (’22), Diana Jasany (’22)



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Vinylthon 2020 – Day 1

Saturday, April 18th, 2020 by The Professor

It’s VINYLTHON 2020! Originally scheduled for today April 18, but rescheduled (along with Record Store Day) to June 20 but WE DON’T CARE! We are doing TWO days of Vinylthon instead of one. It’s just how we roll… Tune in all day for shows that are 100% spun from vinyl starting at 1am today and running through midnight! You’ll hear current DJ shows as well as alumni shows in one and two hour formats. WLOY has received a golden slipmat every year for doing at least 12 hours of all vinyl and this year even though we’re not making the usual full 24 we’re still running 18 hours of all vinyl shows!

What is Vinylthon you ask? Read the press release below and find out more!

Over 100 radio stations will go vinyl-only for charity event Vinylthon 2020, with many stations broadcasting from their DJ’s homes

Despite severe disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, across the USA and the world, radio stations will celebrate the unique format of vinyl by going vinyl-only on Vinylthon, April 18, 2020. Organizers hope it will provide essential comfort to listeners through entertainment during this difficult time.
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COVID-19, WLOY DJs and What Happens Next?

Monday, April 6th, 2020 by The Professor

Loyola has closed their campus to keep students and staff safe, but WLOY remains on the air 24/7/365 with new music and great classics. Stay tuned because we have a big announcement about our award-winng What Happens Next? show for kids coming soon! In the meanwhile do not despair as not only are we keeping WLOY on the air through all the closures, but our amazing DJs are doing shows from home to send in, and so are a ton of local musicians. We even have DJ Retro Eddie making shows in the station still as he’s one of the last people still on campus. Keep listening for new shows every day from Junior, Earl Crown, Tara, Retro Eddie, and many more! And get ready for a really cool new version of What Happens Next? you can do from home! Stay safe, social distance, wash your hands, and tune in to WLOY!



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Special Notice – Event Cancellations

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 by The Professor

We are very sorry to report that as the campus needs to close to keep everyone safe, so too must WLOY cancel the remainder of it’s spring music events. This is especially hard on us as we love celebrating all of the amazing campus-connected talent with current and past students at Battle of the Bands and the Songwriter Skirmish. But, as there will be no Loyolapalooza this year, there can be no Battle of the Bands winner to perform, or Songwriter Skirmish winners to open. We regret greatly that these events have to be cancelled but the safety of our campus and students has to take priority in this time. Please everyone stay safe, and we will see you again soon. Look for rescheduling of events and artists for the fall semester as soon as we are able. We hope to have the timing work to bring Hadley Kennary back as well, but in the meanwhile you can see what you missed by checking out her website!



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Cancelled: Battle of the Bands & Songwriter Skirmish

Monday, March 9th, 2020 by The Professor

Do you want to perform at Loyolapalooza? Here is your chance! Enter to compete in the Battle of the Bands, or the Songwriter Skirmish. Songwriter Skirmish is open to solo or duo acts (rappers, songwriters, duos, and mixers), while Battle of the Bands is for bands of 3 or more. Songwriter Skirmish will take place on Thursday 4/23 from 8-10pm at the Black Box Theater. Battle of the Bands will take place on Thursday 4/2 in the Black Box Theater. The winner of Songwriter Skirmish will be the first act of Loyolapalooza, and the Battle of the Bands winner will open for the national headliner. Loyolapalooza is Saturday 4/25.

To enter, you must be or have at least one active member connected to Loyola University Maryland. They can be employees, current students or alumni. Bands entering for Battle of the Bands must be able to perform a 15-20 minute set of original songs to compete. By entering, you are confirming that you are able to perform at Songwriter Skirmish (4/23) or Battle of the Bands (4/2), and are able to perform at Loyolapalooza on 4/25.

Think you have what it takes? Enter below! Submissions for Songwriter Skirmish are due 4/10 by 11:59 pm and submissions for Battle of the Bands are due 3/27 by 11:59 pm.

Fill out the online form.


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